Spanish giants to ward off potential suitors.
Arsenal could be set to miss out on one of their major transfer targets in the new year as Barcelona look to fend off interest in starlet forward Munir El Haddadi by offering him a new deal, the Daily Star reports.
Arsenal, along with Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich have been keeping a close eye on the 19-year-old, who has helped lead the line in Catalonia this season next to Neymar and Lionel Messi.
All three have declared an interest, though Arsenal had been tipped as favourites to make the first move with a £10m offer.
However, Barca coach Luis Enrique is aware of the growing interest in the youngster dubbed as the ‘new Raul’, and will take steps to secure his future by offering him a new deal to stay at the Nou Camp.
Enrique believes he will play a huge part in his future plans and will make sure El Haddadi knows this in the build up to talks.
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